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Tues Report

::: Singles Matches :::

*Elena Dementieva v.s. Farina Elia*
- I agree....Dementieva is a slam contender if that serve improves......boy does she hit great! I was sooo impressed by her movement....and she came up with great shots on the run...also her net game is good....She breezed in this match because her strokes were on fire, that HUGE forehand was on and her backhand was on too , I never noticed it but she hit many nice shots of it.....especially in the 2nd set....Silvia hit a slice backhand to Elena...and before the slice hit the ground on Elena's Court....Elena swung at it off her backhand side like 2 inches off the ground for a winner,,, it was akward, but fabulous I liked her getting pumped up, screamin in Russian....the second set was tight but not beacsue Elena played bad.....in fact she kept the same momentum the whole match, she was hittin the ball HARD AND DEEP but Farina played excellent....she showed why shes a threat....her volleys were great today, and she had many winner off the forehand......but Dementieva pulled it off......she really has an awesome game and if that serve becomes a weapon...WATCH OUT

*Davenport v.s Dokic
- Davenport was serving beautifully.....she had 3 aces in one game in the second set....Dokic was missing a lot of returns as well but most of Lindsay serves were service winners, Dokic struggled with it. Davenport was ON, hitting winners left and right... but its not like she outplayed Jelena...Jelena was hitting the ball horribly...she had a few winners off that forehand but she really needs to focus...in the first set....she hit a hige serve and Lindsay threw the ball up....and dokic should have hit a swing volley but she ran up to it...and like literally tapped it into the net...I dotn know if she wanted to volley or dropshot or what, it was weird....and she had a lot of sitters in the middle of the court, and she missed most of them wide....her serve was very good though..but so were Davenports returns...Dokic didnt have too many doublefaults or maybe none? But usually she has a lot but her serve was good, she did play ok but she made careless errors.

::: Doubles Matches :::
*Callens/Widjaja v.s. Taylor/Granville
- This match was all Callens/Widjaja.....there was a jazz band playing right next to the court and it was really loud and you couldnt even hear the scores....Callens refused to play and complained several times, finally they had a court assistant go solve the issue.....Widjaja was impressive

*Casanova/Bartoli v.s. Dechy/Loit
-Wow..Casanova hits HARD.....I really am starting to like her....she hits the ball so flat and hard....Its amazing, she had couple huge return winners....her and Marion make a great team..When Myriam served, shed hit a big serve and Bartoli would hit a swinging volley... this happened like 3 times in one game....same exact point....they played well....it was entertaining but they were too good.....at the end they went for a jog after their victory

*Suarez/Ruano Pascual v.s. Srebotnik/Krizan
- These two are impressive ( paola and vivi ) ....their best shots are the offensive lobs....they hit SOO MANY.....most of the games were LONG dueces because K and T played great...but theyd have rallies up at net and then Paola or Vivi would hit a topspin lob, and I would hear people say " oh no its going out" it dropped like 2 inches before the baseline, this happened a lot....and also they had MANY return winners..especially from Virgnia ...impressove team

::: Practice :::
- Myskina was practicing. She looked good. Her play was ....shed hit a huge backhand inside out and then she'd hit a drop volley off the short ball....she worked on that same play like 50 times.....and she got most of them....then she just worked on huge winners in the corners..and her serve..I heard her coach say in russian..."hit your serve harder...i wanna see 115 " I was like woah lol that'll be hard

-Capriati was on fire, thats all I can say.,she was hitting with I think garbin, she just flat out killed her hehe

-Julia Vakulenko was hitting some balls...her doggy was running around, she had a cute outfit, yellow ....she has good taste....anyway she has slower strokes than what I saw but she had nice angles

- Hayes was playing, shes pretty loud, she hits with a lot of spin...which gave her angles, shes cute

***my favorite was Carly Gullickson practicing with Marissa Irvin this was ENTERTAINING.....not for the tennis....Carly kept staring at me hehe and at the end I talked to her for a little bit but they played a lil' match and at first , Carly had like 2874 double faults, she couldnt get a serve in....but then it was great and she had fantastic volleys, those hard returns from Irvin were nothing, she volley'd excellent, she had soooo many netpoints, it was boring to watch....Irvin looked AWFUL ON THE COURT...talk bout bad body language....she basicallly set Carly up for every point, bad passing shots , Carly would just hit a hard volley winner...or drop volley winner.....Irvin served bad , returned bad, made lots of errors, Carly was in total charge.....Irvin was getting SOO mad she broke her racquet...her coach is like " Marissa you gotta try" ....she replied " ya think?".....then she kept saying " shiiiiiit" when she missed a serve....and then her coach was like " shes playin good (referring to Carly ).....Marissa said " ya okay its just that I'm playing bad" and he was getting mad at Marissa...because she played awful and he said to her " Marissa , I renetd the court for 2 hrs for you to practice...Im not hear to waste my time and I have lots of shit going on too...so you gotta suck it up....at least look like your trying " he was mad at her......but that didnt help..she was hitting a lot of balls long....not in the net...long....and also Carly had sooo many volley winners.....like everything Irvin hit, went into Carly's racquet

-Dokic was hitting with Karolina Sprem : ) Sprem is a good returner....she was cracking those returns...she plays really well....her and Dokic were having long rallies and Karolina could hit from the back with Jelena...Jelena volleys semi decent...and she served well...they played for fun.....karolina needs to work on that serve! it was consistant at all today....I think she missed all her 1st serves in the set hehe...Dokic's coach and Dokic and Sprem were speaking another language...I dont know what one? german? Russian?
I have no idea but the coach made them laugh sooo hard...Karoline and Dokic were constantly smiling and laughing, and Dokic couldnt even play for a lil but cuz she was laughing so hard...then she jump roped and I got a pic with her

-Lindsay Davenport practiced and all I wanna say is ,...."HUGE RETURNS" I think she has found that form when she nailed returns for winners constantly.....she didnt miss them at all

::: Run Ins :::
-I ran into Bartoli and Casanova jogging. Got pics with them
-Stephanie Foretz threw a tennis ball at me by accident and I got a pic with her
-I ran into Pistolesi stretching got one with her as well

-Daniela Hantuchova was walking around shopping, she spend like one hour at the purse section looking at their magazines..then she went to another purse store..she looks fantastic in person, really pretty....and she is skinny...but so what shes pretty like that

-Myskina was also shopping and at the purse store

-At night i went to eat at the food courts...and who do I see in front of me in line? Petrova and Srebotnik....Katarina was inahling Curly Fries hehe and Nadia had a burger

It was a fun day.
Most Impressive Player : Dementieva
Most Dissapointing : I love her.....but Dokic.....she didnt play like herself at all
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glad you think Widjaja was impressive, could you tell me more about her please

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LOL Marissa

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yeah i could...she has GREAT HANDS....my mom was really impressed too..shes a cutie too...very giggly...she has sharp angles and won a lot of points for them....her serve is ok and her groundies were good....but shes good at net....she like focuses well and really uses her head...she angles and measures the court out....uses the whole court.....she had a lot of volley winners shes impressive.....i saw her walkin behind me with tammy Tanasugarn and they were laughing and jokin and angie said " i won " tammy was like " mmmhmmm" but bein sarcastic they were cute hehe
what else....she basically is great at net and shes good....she was wearing a white nike outfit ..

yeah Irvin was sooo down her coach was like flipping
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Thanks for the report. Sorry you had to see your fave lose.

Are you going all week to the tournament?.
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i dunno, i think ill go to the QF day.....i wanna see dementieva again hehe, im sure shell get by martinez in 2nd round
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Thanks for the report!

All the best to Justine Henin-Hardenne!!


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thanks a lot!

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oh sweet thanks a lot for the great report and i'm glad you liked angie hehehe coz she is such a cool girl!!! gee you must have like gotten her autographs too eh?! i'm wondering if you've seen my pic with angie in one of the threads i posted in some time ago... i was at her 'meet the fans' session and she was really nice, signed all autographs and like took pics with all of us...

i went to see her play at the fed cup too and she was really impressive against anca barna... she was really hitting the balls well.... when she played doubles, she was good at the net coz those volley winners just keep comign out from her!!! you were right she also hits the balls at sharp angles and that's what i love to see, esp coming from her backhand which looks soo cooll i swear

hahhahah anywho, i hope you're watching their next doubles match!!! would love to hear a report from that too cheers
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Hey great report and wonderful insights! It's not too often we get word of our players are looking when they practice. Thank you!
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I noticed at Eastbourne that Hantuchova and Dokic are both looking so miserable and lost ON court, but whereas Hantuchova looks like that OFF court too, Dokic was all laughs, smiles and jokes when she had a practice session. Seemed to be having a whale of a time. If only she could be that happy on court.

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Originally Posted by Dokicfan17
Dokic was hitting with Karolina Sprem : ) Sprem is a good returner....she was cracking those returns...she plays really well....her and Dokic were having long rallies and Karolina could hit from the back with Jelena...Jelena volleys semi decent...and she served well...they played for fun.....karolina needs to work on that serve! it was consistant at all today....I think she missed all her 1st serves in the set hehe...Dokic's coach and Dokic and Sprem were speaking another language...I dont know what one? german? Russian?
I have no idea but the coach made them laugh sooo hard...Karoline and Dokic were constantly smiling and laughing, and Dokic couldnt even play for a lil but cuz she was laughing so hard...then she jump roped and I got a pic with her
The language is Croatian, obviously!


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Nice report!!

I'm glad Jelena at least off court have some fun
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wow thanks for that report on Daniela!!! it seemed as if this tournament was more 'mellow' than at Rogers Cup.. since a lot of the players, as you said, were walking around the grounds more right?

thanks ! are you going today as well? take pics and i wanna hear more reports please!

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ya i took pics of daniela shopping......and nadia eeating a burger, and katarina chowin on fries,....myskina bought a watch so ill develop the pics soon...
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